About Aqua Fit

Aqua Fit classes use the natural resistive forces of water to strengthen both muscles and the cardiovascular system. Water exercise has proven to be one of the healthiest, most versatile whole-body workouts for top athletes, fitness enthusiasts, youth and seniors alike.

About the Classes

Aqua Fit
Aqua Fit classes use natural resistance and buoyancy of water against your body to provide a wide variety of conditioning and cardiovascular activity. Water exercise has proven to be one of the healthiest, most versatile whole-body workouts for top athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and healthy active adults. We offer a variety of classes to meet and challenge your fitness goals. Many different types of resistant equipment are used, from gloves to ankle cuffs, noodles, flotation belts and hand buoys for complete muscular and cardiovascular exercise.
We also use a variety of music to enhance rhythm, flow, tempo, and motivation. Every aspect of each class is designed to increase aerobic fitness and muscle tone while having fun in the water. Students with or without swimming ability will benefit from this class and all levels of fitness are welcomed. Before starting an aerobics routine or class check with your health care professional.
Water fitness shoes are recommended.


Schedule & Pricing for Burgess Pool Water Exercise

Menlo Swim and Sports Water Exercise classes at Burgess Park Pool will be suspended for 2 weeks and will resume on Tuesday, August 17, at 8:00 am.


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2 classes per week

Tuesday & Thursday: 8:00am – 9:00am

Pricing – Starts July 13th!

Aqua Fit: Aquacise
Monthly: $78/month
Drop-in: $20 per class

Senior Discount
Seniors are age 60 and older.
Monthly: $70/month
Drop-in: $20 per class
Call or visit the Service Center, (650) 781-5525, to register with these discounts. Senior discounts only applied to regular monthly rates

Senior Discounts
Senior discounts are available for anyone 60 years of age and above for monthly memberships. For these discounts, please contact the Service Center. Senior discounts apply only to monthly rates.

Cancellations and Refunds
If you would like to cancel your monthly or quarterly AquaFit membership completely, please fill out the online Cancellation Form. Cancellation requests may also be taken in person through the Service Center, (650) 781-5525. Cancellation requests must be submitted by the 15th of current month to terminate recurring payment/membership for the following month.

Class Descriptions:

Aquacise: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 8:00am
This class balances deep water and shallow water exercise set to music themes. We start with a cardio warmup in your depth of choice then continue through choreographed dances and endurance, then transition to the shallow for high intensity intervals (HIIT) and core and strength training.  We cool down with gentle dynamic stretching. This exercise program is designed to encourage the beginner as well as challenge the active adult. Instructor: Sandy Bardas

Our Aqua Fit Coaches

Sandy Bardas

Before retiring from fulltime work, I was a clinical pharmacist at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.  I am still a pharmacist member of both the federal and state Disaster Medical Response Team where I have been deployed to hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and fires around the USA and its territories.  I believe that my medical background assists me as a certified Aquatic Exercise Instructor. I am very interested in helping everyone to maintain fitness and wellness in an enjoyable, supportive and congenial environment.

Information about the Aqua Fit and Wellness classes.

The water is maintained at a warm 86-87 degrees. A great temperature for your recreational enjoyment.

If you are worried about wearing a bathing suit consider wearing leggings and athletic top or sun guard. Dress for coverage and warmth as needed.

During the summer season we recommend using sunscreen and even wearing a hat and sunglasses in the pool. You will get better results if you apply sunblock 15 minutes before entering the water.

Wear pool shoes if you have neuropathy, foot numbness or pain. Shoes are also recommended for shallow water classes to aid in traction and rebounding. Otherwise bare foot water workouts are great exercise to move and strengthen the feet and ankles.

Aqua Fit and Wellness class do not require that the head is submerged under the water. The high intensity workouts might get your hair wet due to water turbulence.

We have restrooms and a changing area plus showers for your use. Many clients wear a bath robe or swim coat over their bathing suit and shower at home.

The pool has a pro-shop which sells many supplies you might need from bathing suits, goggles, swim supplies as well as food and beverages.